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in the loop march 6: quick picks

There’s the visceral: flesh and bone, guttural utterances and sonic vibrations. There’s the virtual: online telepathic dreamings and phenological mappings. There’s the political: art issues and gender visions. And there’s the historical: silent cinema, capital memories and old theatre musings. Plus a pat on the back to some worthy winners

flesh & bone, kage

Gerard Van Dyck and Kate Denborough, Flesh and Bone Gerard Van Dyck and Kate Denborough, Flesh and Bone
photo Jeff Busby
This March Melbourne is all about dance (Dance Massive) and fashion (the L'Oreal Fashion Festival) and KAGE’s latest work Flesh & Bone combines the two. Company directors Kate Denborough and Gerard Van Dyck perform the work (onstage together for the first time in eight years) and have collaborated with fashion designer Lisa Gorman of the sleek, chic Gorman label. The work explores “the contemporary realities of gender roles in today’s society” looking at the primal forces of desire and attraction (press release).
Flesh & Bone, KAGE, March 7-24, Fortyfivedownstairs, part of the 2013 L'Oreal Fashion Festival Cultural program;

jaap blonk, australian tour

Kurt Schwitter’s epic Ursonate is arguably the apotheosis of sound poetry, and Dutch musician and vocalist Jaap Blonk knows it off-by-heart, performing it since the early 1980s (listen here Blonk presents his and others’ sound poetry, as well as his intense and often humorous vocal/electronic improvisations around Australia in March.
Jaap Blonk tour: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Wollongong; for dates &venues see

artmonth, sydney

David Capra, New Intercession (Prison cell), digital image, 2012 David Capra, New Intercession (Prison cell), digital image, 2012
ArtMonth is already in full swing incorporating over 300 exhibitions in galleries across Sydney. This years’ directors, Penelope Benton and Alexandra Clapham, have also assembled a particularly feisty looking talks program exploring feminism, Indigenous issues, collaboration, collecting. There are also workshops including an all-in nude life drawing classes (yep everyone gets nekid!) or a public dance class led by the idiosyncratic David Capra (see RT112).
ArtMonth, various venues Sydney, March 1-24;

inaudible visions, oscillating silences, isabelle delmotte

For those in the Northern Rivers region, multimedia artist Isabelle Delmotte has crafted an intriguing exhibition that draws on the skills of leading cinema sound designers, a script writer and storyboard artist to explore the conscious and unconscious effect of the sound track both within the cinema context and in the outside world.
Inaudible Visions, Oscillating Silences, Isabelle Delmotte with Damian Candusso, Carlos Choconta, Tom Heuzenroeder, John Kassab, Markus Kellow, Evan Kitchener, Ben Vlad and Michael Worthington, Roger Monk and Ben Leon, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina, March 6-28;

wow film festival, wift & seen & heard, red rattler

A lot has changed in terms of gender equality over the last 50 years, but the balance of prominent female filmmakers to male is still way out of whack. This is something the World of Women’s Cinema (WOW), run by Women in Film & Television (WIFT), has long worked to remedy. The 19th WOW festival is now upon us with screenings and panel discussions exploring the world and cinema ‘through the eyes of women.’
WOW, March 5-15, various venues, Sydney;

Also celebrating women in film is the Sydney-based, Seen & Heard, a series of screenings over three weeks promoting the message "that films made by women are not just for women, but are films that should be seen by everyone."
Seen & Heard, Red Rattler, Marrickville, March 7, 14, 21;

le_temps: explorations in phenology, dab lab, uts

Le_temps: Explorations in Phenology, Tega Brain, Brad Miller, Adam HInshaw Le_temps: Explorations in Phenology, Tega Brain, Brad Miller, Adam HInshaw
Drawing on the vast image libraries of the Royal Botanic Gardens herbarium, Climate Watch's crowd sourced database, and Flickr, Le_temps: explorations in phenology consists of large-scale projections exploring the life cycle and seasonality of plants. Media artist and environmentalist Tega Brain hopes that the show will help us “come to terms with the idea that humans, and what we like to call 'the environment,’ are actually inseparable” (website). Brain has collaborated with image database farmer Brad Miller (RT94) and programmer Adam Hinshaw on this intriguing project.
DAB LAB Research Gallery, UTS, March 6-29


Chicken, oil on board, Sean Peoples and Veronica Kent, 2012, Telepathy Project Chicken, oil on board, Sean Peoples and Veronica Kent, 2012, Telepathy Project
courtesy the artits
Remotespace is an online exhibition platform presenting only two exhibitions a year, each six months long. In this fast-paced, multi-tasking world this seems like eons of net-time and presents a refreshingly singular focus. At the end of the exhibition, the content is taken down from the site and reworked into a real world hardcopy artist book. Currently exhibiting is The Telepathy Project (see RT86 exploring the artists’ adventures in Dream Telepathy while on a residency in Spain.
See the current exhibition at

imagining the capital & cinema’s golden slumber, national film and sound archive

The Unseen Enemy, D W Griffith, 1912, Golden Slumber The Unseen Enemy, D W Griffith, 1912, Golden Slumber
Canberra is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, throwing a year-long party with an astonishing range of events. This weekend the National Film and Sound Archive will be holding a special outdoor screening—a compilation of restored film and audio excerpts showing 100 years of lifestyle, politics and architecture, accompanied by live music. You can also catch the tail end of Cinema’s Golden Summer, a festival featuring silent films made between 1910-1913, also with live music.
Imagining the Capital: Canberra on Film, Senate Rose Gardens, King George Terrace, Sunday March 10;; Cinema’s Golden Summer, Arc Cinema & NFSA Courtyard, till March 9;

old tote celebrations, nida

The original Old Tote Theatre, 1968, now the Figtree Theatre at UNSW The original Old Tote Theatre, 1968, now the Figtree Theatre at UNSW
photo George Pashuk, 1968, NIDA Archives
In 1963 the Old Tote was established in a tin shed on the UNSW campus which rapidly became a hotbed for Australian playwriting and acting talent nurturing the likes of John Bell, Robyn Nevin, Jacki Weaver, David Williamson and Richard Wherrett. Fifty years on and NIDA is celebrating the legacy of this formative company with an exhibition of archival material and an opening day of panels and play readings featuring leading Sydney theatre artists.
NIDA, exhibition March 9-28, opening celebrations March 9;


Joseph Simons, Tanja Liedtke Fellow 2013 Joseph Simons, Tanja Liedtke Fellow 2013
photo Kurt Sneddon
The Tanja Liedtke Foundation has announced the recipient of the third Tanja Liedtke Fellowship. Dubbo-born, WAPPA graduate Joseph Simons will spend time in Berlin developing a project, attending ImpulsTanz and participating in the International Summer Lab presented and facilitated by Tanzlabor_21.

Tasdance has decided upon the three recipients for their inaugural Tasdance Residency for Independent Practice (TRIP). Dance Makers Collective (NSW), Jason Pitt (NSW) and Danielle Micich (WA) will each undertake an intensive three-week development period at the Tasdance Studio and Cottage.

The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships have increased their prize pool in 2013 in order to award more young artists aged 18-35 with a $20,000 scholarship for travel and professional development. Categories alternate over two years and in 2013 the recipients are: for acting, Johnny Carr, Kate Sherman and Matilda Ridgway; painting, Gabriella Hirst, Nathan Hawkes and Tully Moore; sculpture, Kate Scardifield, Christopher Hanrahan and Patrick Foster; and singing, Bryony Dwyer and Lauren Eastman. The 2014 Bequest will focus on architecture, ballet, instrumental music, poetry and prose.

RealTime issue #113 Feb-March 2013 pg. web

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